Latest posts by dannyson

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 00:23

Had some in a fairly large pot for a couple of years .... just one flower stem this year (none the first year) -  transplanted some last week into a smaller pot - put in cold g/house - see if they will do any better and maybe flower early so can be brought indoors whilst in flower.  If this doesn't work I'll bin them all! in no decent flowers again this year.

Dierama/agapanthus plants: plant now or leave til spring?

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 22:02

Only recently moved here so not a 'real' cornishman :-}

Dierama/agapanthus plants: plant now or leave til spring?

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 00:20

My agapanthus arrived the size of grass leaves early spring this year... got twice as many as an 'apology' as it were, from the supplier.  Around 70 of them!  Potted them on and grew very slowly over the summer to 'bluebell size' leaves I would say - just!

So I'm not messing about with them any more and out into the garden they have gone.  They will just have to take their chances... but I'm here in West Cornwall so they 'should' be OK from all but the hardest winter.


Paul Daniels Garden - 'the one show' - name of 'thug' grass?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 20:59

Sorry - didn't sow stipa it is a miscanthus ....

Paul Daniels Garden - 'the one show' - name of 'thug' grass?

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 20:29

Thanks for those responses - much appreciated.  Weeping sedge (carex pendula) rings a bell and heard Stipa Tenuissima was good - will look out for some seeds.  Best specialist grass seed supplier anyone?  :-}

I've got a few stipa gigantea - doesnt seem to self seed much at all (but there again I probably deal with these seedlings as other grasses in the 'wrong place') - in fact today I plucked a ripe tuft of gigantea and 'sowed' it in a tray - will see what happens.....




Paul Daniels Garden - 'the one show' - name of 'thug' grass?

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 23:50

Anyone recall the name of the grass Christine Walkden pointed out as being a thug and the alternative she recommended please?

I'm pretty sure the seeds I sowed from a nearby grass are the very same and I've now gone round my garden pulling the consequent 'seedlings' out.  No wonder they all germinated!  Now looking for the alternative similar looking grass....


Cowboy Bums.... (Lithops)

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 10:32

A daisy like flower apparently ..... as for mescalin how would you know?

Cowboy Bums.... (Lithops)

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 01:07

Lithops - 'living stones' - anyone have experience of them as an outdoor plant?  I was tempted (compulsive buy at Helligan Gardens today - we live 40 minutes away).  I wasn't sure if they were hardy - but from what I've read they are clearly not...


Posted: 04/10/2013 at 11:16

Yes it is lined but I wanted to make sure none of it showed at all!  Hence the building of 'dry stone' walls on the ledges so they 'overhang' each ledge..... took a lot of material - large 'paddle' stones mixed with slate as u can see in the piccy.  Only around 10'x6'x2' - just right I thought for my size garden....


Posted: 03/10/2013 at 00:27

This was one I finished a few weeks back - saw my first waterboatman today ..... still looks a little 'fresh' as it were but should soon fill out by spring....



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